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CBS
Oct 8, 2012 4:00am PDT
are now defending their country. the question remains whether they can still hold off the taliban. >> reporter: the u.s. troop surge succeeded in taking back big chunks of territory from the taliban. but with the last of those 33,000 troops gone it's largely down to afghan security forces to hold on. lieutenant colonel leroy barker showed us an area past this checkpoint where taliban fighters persist. >> there's been operation after operation to kind of clear that area but not as easy as it looks. >> this used to be a u.s. base. now a checkpoint manned by afghan police protecting a vital road that's under constant threat from the taliban but it still receives plenty of hands on u.s. support. this is what military officials call mentoring, training afghan security forces to standalone while still providing military back up. that includes teaching them to find home made bombs, the biggest threat here. >> ak-47 or remote device with wires on it, preserve that evidence. >> reporter: rick poor trains police on how to secure a crime scene. sort of a csi kandahar. there has been progress
CBS
Oct 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: lieutenant colonel andrew wood headed a special military team whose mission ended and was not extended a month before the september 11th attack. he told us he felt the same frustration. >> so all the experts on the ground are telling headquarters at the state department we need this. and the answer kept coming back as? >> you've got to do with less. for what reasons i don't know. >> reporter: charlene lamb is the state department official who declined the security request and stood her ground. >> sir, we had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of 9/11 for what had been agreed upon. >> to start off by saying you had the correct number somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> reporter: james carney echoed the criticism. >> there's no question when four american personnel are killed in an attack on a diplomatic facility that the security there was not adequate to prevent that from happening. >> reporter: republicans also addressed the controversy over why the obama administration initially portraye
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
but the subject was even under discussion considering the circumstances is remarkable. >> the taliban said it is responsible for the attack on a 14-year-old pakistani girl who spoke out against the militant. she's in critical condition this morning after doctors worked through the night to save her life. a gunman shot her yesterday on a school bus. she was wounded in the head and neck. this morning doctors removed the bullet near her. spinal cord and said her condition is improving. she is still unconscious. she began writing a blog when she was 11 about life under taliban rule and calling for girls education. the attack was criticized by the pakistani government and u.s. state department. >> directing violence at children is barbaric, cowardly and our hearts go out to her and the others who were wounded as well as fair family. >> the taliban called her receivism a new chapter and said we have to finish the chapter. >> the supreme court begins rethinking affirmative action. they will hear argument whether colleges can use race when considering admissions. abigail fisher, a white woman said
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